Neihaus and Olsha-Yehiav said Kenesto hasn't quite figured out the hand-offs and exactly how its system will work with established PLM systems. Seems to me there's a natural fit for being the workflow engine in conjunction with broader PLM platforms, but Neihaus said Kenesto isn't trying to recreate an environment that has hamstrung PLM.
Only time will tell where Kenesto will land, but it definitely looks interesting. Kenesto is putting out the call to manufacturers and VARs interested in participating in a beta test program. It is inviting interested parties to send contact information, the type of business, and types of processes to be automated to email@example.com.
As a non-engineer working in the engineering world, it is refreshing to read more and more articles that I can somewhat relate to. it's a nice change for companies, like Kenesto, to aim their products at the masses, rather than just the highly technical engineer.
MIT students modified a 3D printer to enable it to print more than one object and print on top of existing printed objects. All of this was made possible by modifying a Solidoodle with a height measuring laser.
Siemens released Intosite, a cloud-based, location-aware SaaS app that lets users navigate a virtual production facility in much of the same fashion as traversing through Google Earth. Users can access PLM, IT, and other pertinent information for specific points on a factory floor or at an outdoor location.
Sharon Glotzer and David Pine are hoping to create the first liquid hard drive with liquid nanoparticles that can store 1TB per teaspoon. They aren't the first to find potential data stores, as Harvard researchers have stored 700 TB inside a gram of DNA.
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